Well, he was half-right — it WAS plugged in…

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Flashback to the late 1980s, when this IT pilot fish working for a large city’s Board of Education gets a call about a green-screen terminal that has stopped working.

“Over the phone, all indications told me there was no power going to the terminal,” says fish. “There wasn’t even the 60-cycle hum you hear when the transformer is energized.

“But the caller confirmed that it was plugged in and there was power to the outlet.

“Off I went to visit the caller several blocks away.

“It was plugged in, all right — to an extension cord. And the extension cord was not plugged into

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